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Appointment-Based Writing Tutor

Selby Schwartz


Selby Wynn Schwartz holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and has been happily teaching writing for more than a decade. While on faculty in Columbia University’s Undergraduate Writing Program, she helped to shape new writing curriculum around human rights, gender and sexuality, social justice issues, and the arts. At Stanford, she teaches in PWR and, along with Emile DeWeaver, co-directs the campus chapter of Prison Renaissance.

Bringing together dance studies, gender & queer studies, and performance history, Selby's work explores the politics of embodiment. She received the Lippincott Award from the Society of Dance History Scholars in 2011, and her writing has been published in academic journals such as Women and Performance, Dance Research Journal, and PAJ. She contributed a chapter to "The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies," edited by Douglas Rosenberg, which was awarded the 2018 Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research by the Dance Studies Association. Her first book, "The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives" (University of Michigan Press, 2019), was a Finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction, and won the Sally Banes Publication Prize from the American Society of Theatre Research.


The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives (book)

Office Hours

Monday 3:00pm-4:30pm and Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am PACIFIC

Research Interests

SPECIALIZATION: Gender Studies; Queer Studies; Dance Studies; Performance Studies; Carceral Justice; Early Cinema; Italian Transfeminism; Public Art